Vestibular What?

The vestibular system is that system of the human body which helps us stay upright by maintaining good balance and allowing us to know where we are in space.  Simply put, it is comprised of communication between the inner ear, the brain, and our eyes.

When your vestibular system is malfunctioning, you feel it immediately.  There are many possible symptoms.  Most common are vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, visual field distortion, and are occasionally accompanied by difficulty in walking, hearing loss, brain fog, and exhaustion.  People who suffer a concussion may also incur an injury to the vestibular system and will have similar symptoms which can be addressed by a vestibular therapist.

Orthopedic Dysfunction

Any dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system is typically classified as an orthopedic problem. This could involve problems of the back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles which are very commonly treated in physical therapy.  Injuries to ligaments or muscles, also knows as sprains and strains, as well as soft tissue or joint injuries can all be addressed in physical therapy.

 

The Balance Center offers physical therapy services both in-person at our McLean Va location at 1760 Old Meadow Road or via Telehealth using HIPAA compliant software.

 

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